|Clonezilla is an open source, Linux-based alternative to commercial disk cloning tools like Symantec Ghost and Acronis True Image. Unfamiliar with the process of disk cloning? In a nutshell, disk cloning makes a copy of a data disk for future restoration. A perfect time to create a clone would be after you’d installed your operating system of choice, your favorite applications, and tweaked the system settings to your liking.
Lifehacker, Clonezilla Backs Up and Restores Your Disks
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Clonezilla.
|Range extenders (or wireless repeaters) can be useful, but they come with a downside: lower speeds. In most cases, you will get half of the throughput (or less) than connecting directly to your wireless router, so don’t expect the same type of performance.
Lockergnome, Do Wi-Fi Range Extenders Work?
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Wi-Fi range extender.
Jim Geier has a good tutorial on range extenders. All the experts agree that it’s best to use the same vendor for both your access point and your range extender. Hopefully it won’t be too long before the extender comes built right into your wireless router.
|While BPO places an emphasis on low level processes, KPO places an emphasis on high level processes such as patent filing, investment research and legal issues.|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is knowledge process outsourcing (KPO). By 2010, the KPO industry is projected to generate $17 billion globally. About 70% of the business will go to knowledge workers in India.
The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is cloud backup.
|“Technically, archiving applications used for compliance should apply policies to files, move files based on those policies and keep audit information on files. Also, the file content should be indexed to make it searchable and be written to specific media depending on regulatory specifics.”
Shane O’Neill, Choosing a compliance archiving tool
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is data archiving.
|On the surface, Appreciative Inquiry can sound too “touchy feely” for hard-nosed business people. We like to vent and to gripe. But is venting the best use of time at an organization’s planning meeting?
Jane Logan Appreciative Inquiry
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Appreciative Inquiry.
|Near CDP is a marketing invention of people who don’t offer continuous data protection but are trying to repackage non-continuous technologies as ‘kind of being the same thing.’
Mark Twomey, Non-CDP
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is near-continuous data protection.
|Up until now, hot desking has been hard to sell — especially in the banks. But now it is pretty attractive compared to a cold desk in the street.
David Crosbie, Sell your CIO on helpful technologies
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is hot desking.
|Chrome OS is only shipping on specific hardware from manufacturers Google has partnered with. That means if you want Chrome OS, you’ll have to purchase a Chrome OS device.
Sundar Pichai, Google OS: the end of the hard drive?
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Google Chrome OS.
|Even the most widely used protocol on the Internet — namely, HTTP — may be described as both chatty (involving frequent communications) and bursty (involving numerous periods during which tens to hundreds of resource requests may be in flight on the network at any given moment).
Ed Tittel, WAN optimization techniques
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is chatty protocol.